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strict

 (strĭkt)
adj. strict·er, strict·est
1.
a. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline: a strict parent.
b. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition: a strict vegetarian.
2.
a. Requiring close observance or demanding in expectations: strict standards. See Synonyms at severe.
b. Carefully maintained or observed: strict silence; strict loyalty.
3. Not loose or vague; exact or precise: a strict definition.
4. Botany Stiff, narrow, and upright.

[Middle English stricte, narrow, small, from Latin strictus, tight, strict, past participle of stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

strict′ly adv.
strict′ness n.

strict

(strɪkt)
adj
1. adhering closely to specified rules, ordinances, etc: a strict faith.
2. complied with or enforced stringently; rigorous: a strict code of conduct.
3. severely correct in attention to rules of conduct or morality: a strict teacher.
4. (of a punishment, etc) harsh; severe
5. (prenominal) complete; absolute: in strict secrecy.
6. (Logic) logic maths (of a relation)
a. applying more narrowly than some other relation often given the same name, as strict inclusion, which holds only between pairs of sets that are distinct, while simple inclusion permits the case in which they are identical. See also proper9, ordering
b. distinguished from a relation of the same name that is not the subject of formal study
7. (Botany) botany rare very straight, narrow, and upright: strict panicles.
[C16: from Latin strictus, from stringere to draw tight]
ˈstrictly adv
ˈstrictness n

strict

(strɪkt)

adj. -er, -est.
1. closely conforming to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals.
2. stringent; exacting: strict laws; a strict judge.
3. rigorously enforced: strict silence.
4. exact; precise: in the strict sense of the word.
5. narrowly or carefully limited: a strict construction of the Constitution.
6. absolute; complete: strict confidence.
7. Archaic. drawn tight.
[1570–80; < Latin strictus, past participle of stringere to draw tight]
strict′ly, adv.
strict′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strict - rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
2.strict - (of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules"
invariable - not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy"
3.strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
4.strict - incapable of compromise or flexibility
intolerant - unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
5.strict - severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

strict

adjective
1. severe, harsh, stern, firm, rigid, rigorous, stringent, austere French privacy laws are very strict.
severe soft, moderate, flexible, mild, tolerant, laid-back (informal), easy-going, lax, easy-oasy (slang)
2. stern, firm, severe, harsh, authoritarian, austere, no-nonsense My parents were very strict.
3. exact, accurate, precise, close, true, particular, religious, faithful, meticulous, scrupulous the strictest sense of the word
4. devout, religious, orthodox, pious, pure, reverent, prayerful a strict Catholic
5. absolute, complete, total, perfect, utter Your enquiry will be handled in strict confidence.

strict

adjective
1. Not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness:
2. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
3. Conforming completely to established rule:
Translations
حازِمدَقيق، مَضْبوطصارِم
přísnýstriktnípřesný
streng
ankara
strog
nákvæmurstrangur
厳しい
엄격한
nepiekāpīgsprecīzsstingrstiešs
strog
sträng
เข้มงวด
nghiêm khắc

strict

[strɪkt] ADJ (stricter (compar) (strictest (superl)))
1. (= stern, severe) [person, discipline] → estricto, severo
her strict upbringingla educación estricta or rigurosa que recibió
to be strict with sbser estricto or severo con algn
2. (= stringent) [rules] → estricto; [control] → estricto, riguroso; [limit] → riguroso; [security measures] → riguroso, estricto; [orders] → tajante, terminante, estricto
to be under strict orders (not) to do sthtener órdenes estrictas de (no) hacer algo
3. (= precise) [meaning] → estricto
in strict order of precedencepor riguroso or estricto orden de precedencia
in the strict sense of the worden el sentido estricto de la palabra
4. (= absolute) [secrecy] → absoluto
I told you that in strict confidencete lo dije con la más absoluta reserva
all your replies will be treated in the strictest confidencetodas las respuestas serán tratadas con la reserva más absoluta
strict liability (Jur) → responsabilidad f absoluta
5. (= rigorous) [Methodist] → estricto; [vegetarian, diet] → estricto, riguroso; [hygiene] → absoluto
I'm a strict teetotallersoy estrictamente or rigurosamente abstemio

strict

[ˈstrɪkt] adj
[law, rule, instructions, diet] → strict(e)
in strict confidence → tout à fait confidentiellement
[teacher, parent, disciplinarian] → strict(e)
to be strict with sb → être strict(e) avec qn
[Muslim, Catholic, vegetarian] → strict(e)
(= precise) [meaning, sense] → strict(e)
in the strict sense of the word → au sens strict du terme

strict

adj (+er)
(= stern, severe) law, parent, principles, judge etcstreng; order, ban, disciplinestrikt, streng; obedienceabsolut, strikt; Catholicstrenggläubig; they’re very strict about timekeepinges wird streng auf Pünktlichkeit geachtet
(= precise)streng; accuracy, neutrality, secrecyabsolut, streng; translation, meaninggenau; in the strict sense of the wordgenau genommen; in strict confidencestreng vertraulich; in (the) strictest confidencein strengster Vertraulichkeit, strengstens vertraulich; there is a strict time limit on thatdas ist zeitlich genau begrenzt; in strict order of precedencestreng nach Rangordnung

strict

[strɪkt] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (stern, severe, person, principles, views) → severo/a, rigido/a; (order, rule) → rigoroso/a; (supervision) → stretto/a; (discipline, ban) → rigido/a
b. (precise, meaning, accuracy) → preciso/a; (absolute, secrecy, truth) → assoluto/a; (time limit) → tassativo/a
in the strict sense of the word → nel senso stretto della parola
in strict confidence → in assoluta confidenza

strict

(strikt) adjective
1. severe, stern, and compelling obedience. This class needs a strict teacher; His parents were very strict with him; The school rules are too strict; strict orders.
2. exact or precise. If the strict truth were known, he was drunk, not ill.
ˈstrictness noun
ˈstrictly adverb
strictly speaking
if we must be completely accurate, act according to rules etc. Strictly speaking, he should be punished for this.

strict

حازِم přísný streng streng αυστηρός estricto ankara strict strog rigido 厳しい 엄격한 streng streng ścisły rigoroso строгий sträng เข้มงวด katı nghiêm khắc 严格的

strict

a. estricto-a; exacto-a.

strict

adj estricto
References in classic literature ?
The Shepherd at first stood on his guard against him, as against an enemy, and kept a strict watch over his movements.
With regard to military matters, Napoleon immediately on his entry into Moscow gave General Sabastiani strict orders to observe the movements of the Russian army, sent army corps out along the different roads, and charged Murat to find Kutuzov.
If this is not a detailed letter, the reason is that I must soon be starting for the office, in order that, by strict application to duty, I may make amends for the past.
Some have felt that these blundering lives are due to the inconvenient indefiniteness with which the Supreme Power has fashioned the natures of women: if there were one level of feminine incompetence as strict as the ability to count three and no more, the social lot of women might be treated with scientific certitude.
For instance: whereas all writers and reasoners have agreed, that there is a strict universal resemblance between the natural and the political body; can there be any thing more evident, than that the health of both must be preserved, and the diseases cured, by the same prescriptions?
Acting, as was their wont, in strict accordance with precedent, the highest Circles of the realm were meeting in solemn conclave, as they had met on the first hour of the first day of the year 1000, and also on the first hour of the first day of the year 0.
She was of strict integrity herself, with a delicate sense of honour; but she was as desirous of saving Sir Walter's feelings, as solicitous for the credit of the family, as aristocratic in her ideas of what was due to them, as anybody of sense and honesty could well be.
Perhaps because I never found his work of great ethical or aesthetical proportions, but recognized that it pretended to be good only within its strict limitations, I recur to it now without that painful feeling of a diminished grandeur in it, which attends us so often when we go back to something that once greatly pleased us.
Tom was hanging over his Latin grammar, moving his lips inaudibly like a strict but impatient Catholic repeating his tale of paternosters; and Philip, at the other end of the room, was busy with two volumes, with a look of contented diligence that excited Maggie's curiosity; he did not look at all as if he were learning a lesson.
Thus if the story adopted by the poet has a strict unity, it must either be concisely told and appear truncated; or, if it conform to the Epic canon of length, it must seem weak and watery.
His posture--flat upon his back, with his hands crossed upon his stomach and tied with something that he easily broke without profitably altering the situation--the strict confinement of his entire person, the black darkness and profound silence, made a body of evidence impossible to controvert and he accepted it without cavil.
I shall not make the attempt, my dear man; but to avoid any misunderstanding occurring between us in future, let me ask, in what sense do you speak of a ruler or stronger whose interest, as you were saying, he being the superior, it is just that the inferior should execute-- is he a ruler in the popular or in the strict sense of the term?